We finally have family pics with Lincoln. They were actually taken in the fall I have just been to lazy to post them. We had a lot of fun and the kids did great! These three each have their own look and definitely their own fun personalities. They sure keep us on our toes.
WE want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Bella has started preschool and just loves it. I thought it would be a bit too long for her but she doesn't seem to mind. She goes tuesdays and thursdays from 12-3. It is a good break for me and I think she likes the break as well. We have a B on the mountain for Box Elder High School but Bella is sure it is a B for Bella. She is so much fun and always has us laughing.
Kadee is in first grade. She was most nervous about who to sit by at lunch but it all worked out. She found all of her friends and after a week has decided that sometimes the school lunch isn't too bad so whenever there's a corndog, hotdog, or mac and cheese she is eating that. Kadee's aunt Emily made her cute outfit and Kadee had it picked out weeks before for her first day of school.
So the other day I was at a Young Woman's activity and just having a fun conversation with the girls. We were talking about how we want one of those beach bikes, you know that have the basket on the front with the cool handle bars and then I decided to bring up the BANANA BIKE. BIG mistake.
"Oh and you know what I want to get Kadee is a banana bike would that not be so awesome." I said.
It went silent. They all just stared and my face went a little red
" um you don't know what a banana bike is do you?"
Crickets... actually one girl out of the bunch thought that she knew what a Banana Bike was, but she wasn't sure. Then here came the kicker...
"well weren't they big in like the 80's or something?"
Oh gees. Those poor girls had no idea what a banana bike was but I told them they are coming back.
The thing that gets me is that these girls wear 80's clothes, you would think they would know but they sure didn't. I had hoped to keep this embarassing experience my little secret, but I made the mistake of sharing it with my sister in law who laughed and laughed and told me I am now officially old!
Chadwin Spencer Wright (1942-2009) beloved brother, father, grandfather, and husband passed away at his house in Salem Utah on June 27th after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. A great friend, mentor, teacher, and example, he will be missed by all who know him. However, he was assuredly welcomed with open arms as he passed to the other side. He will be remembered for his kindness, his gospel knowledge, and his sense of humor, all of which he kept even until the very end. Chad graduated from Granite High School, served an LDS mission in Bristol England, and received degrees from BYU and Exeter University. He was married to Daunis Hansen on August 6th, 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple. He worked for the Church Educational System for 32 years in many different capacities, but most enjoyed his daily interactions with his students. As a valiant member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he served in many callings including home teacher, high councilman, Sunday school teacher, and bishop. He is survived by 11 siblings, nine children, 13 grandchildren and his wife Daunis. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. His viewing will be held Tuesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Mortuary in Spanish Fork. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Salem West Stake Center (695 South 300 West, Salem)
A Poem by Steven Boothe
In loving memory of Chadwin S. Wright
Today I want to celebrate the life that I have lived. I have loved greatly, I have lived fully, given all I had to give. My heart is full of gladness, a great peace fills my soul. I've walked the walk, I've talked the talk, God's will I've come to know.
God bless my sons and daughters and all the friends I have known God bless my wife and grandkids with a peace beyond their own. And may the love of God sink deep within their hearts. And may this peace and joy grow while we're apart.
A simple smile, a loving touch, your caring freely given Has warmed my heart and touched my soul, it's made life a bit of heaven. You've brought great joy and humble pride, there's so much good in you. The life you've lived, who you've become, God's peace lives on in you.
So lay me down, as all must die, just part of Father's plan, As Jesus broke the bands of death, blessed Jesus understands That God's great Plan of Happiness was made for you and me, As he lives now, together will our family live for eternity.
Don't worry, I know it seems I've left some things undone, But life's race goes not to the swift, only to he who runs until it's done. I've run the race, I've fought the fight, I've endured unto the end And now I enter into the rest of my true and trusted friend.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, my Savior, Lord , and King Has brought me peace and happiness and takes away death's sting.
As soon as we found out we were going to have a little boy we decided to have his middle name be after his Grandpa Wright who was diagnosed with brain cancer about 18 months ago. After much discussion and a little bit of disagreement over a middle name for Lincoln, we decided to ask Grandpa Wright which name he liked most for a middle name. Grandpa's name is Chadwin Spencer Wright and all 3 names were discussed at one point or another. Grandpa decided that Chad was the name that he liked best and that's what we decided to stick with.
Lincoln Ericson was born at 4:30 am this morning. He weighed 7 lbs and was 20 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well and Mom and Dad are sleepy. Just as a clarification. The name Lincoln was chosen before we had any idea that the baby might be born on Abraham Lincolns 200th birthday.